Boys Basketball

South Aiken 53, Dutch Fork 48


The Thoroughbreds (5-7, 1-0 Region 5-AAAA) picked up a win in their region opener over Dutch Fork. Jordan Dingle had 14, Austin Kyles had 12 and Jordan Scott also contributed nine points.


The T-Breds' next game will come at home vs. Lexington.


Williston-Elko 53, Hunter-Kinard-Tyler 52


The Blue Devils (7-4, 3-1 Region 4-A) got an all-around performance from Jerry James in the final 10 seconds. James hit 1-of-2 free-throws to break a tie and made a steal to seal the win.


James finished the night with 10 points and five rebounds. Justice Wallace led the team with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Josh Owens had seven points, five assists and three rebounds, Antonio Coleman had five points and nine assists and Kalief Freeman had seven points and five rebounds.


Williston-Elko's next game will come on Thursday at Ridge Spring-Monetta.


Silver Bluff 54, Wade Hampton 45


The Bulldogs (7-6, 2-0 Region 5-AA) were led to victory by Donte Wright, who had 13 points. Jalen Jackson and Brian Hickson both had 11 points as well to push Silver Bluff above .500 for the season.


The team will play again on Friday at Edisto.


Strom Thurmond 55, Airport 53


Daquarius Johnson led the Rebels (9-6, 1-1 in Region 5-AAA) to their first region win on the year. Johnson had 20 points and JaSergio Kennion also contributed 12.


Strom Thurmond will hit the road for its next game, at Swansea.


Midland Valley 51, Swansea 48


The Mustangs (11-6, 2-0 Region 5-AAA) were led by three double-digit scorers – Daniel Carr with 13, Kameron Brown with 11 and Javoddis Coach with 10.


Midland Valley will hit the road for its next game, on Friday at Brookland-Cayce.


Lexington 67, North Augusta 44


Kenny Finley had 10 points for North Augusta (10-4, 0-1 Region 5-AAAA) which will host White Knoll on Friday.


LBC Middle 63, Kennedy 54


Taylor Wade led LBC Middle (6-3) to a win to hand Kennedy Middle (7-1) its first loss on the year with 27 points.


LBC will be back in action on Thursday at New Ellenton following the girls' game, which is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m.


Mead Hall MS 40,


Cambridge Academy 36


In double overtime Monday, the Mead Hall Panthers defeated Cambridge Academy. Zion Glover and Griffith James led the Panthers with 15 and 12 points, respectively.


Girls Basketball

Silver Bluff 42, Wade Hampton 34


Silver Bluff (8-4, 2-0 Region 5-AA) got another region win thanks to Kippen Wallace's 14 points and Ashanti Brown's 12. The team's next challenge will come on Friday at Edisto at 6 p.m.


Midland Valley 43, Swansea 29


Midland Valley (5-10, 2-0 Region 5-AAA) stayed unbeaten in region play.


Alexis Bates had 14 points, and Gracie Gunter and Brittany Campbell had 10 each.


Midland Valley heads to Brookland-Cayce on Friday.


Dutch Fork 61, South Aiken 19


South Aiken (7-2, 0-1 Region 5-AAAA) fell in its region opener to state champ Dutch Fork. The team will play again on Friday as they host Lexington.


Lexington 46, North Augusta 36


North Augusta fell at Lexington, despite Mallory Stone's 10 points. The team will be back in action on Friday at home against White Knoll at 6 p.m.


Aiken Middle 24, Jackson 13


The Aiken Middle girls (6-1) picked up another win on Tuesday thanks to Demetria Hart's nine points, which led all scorers. The team will be back in action on Monday at A.L. Corbett at 5:30 p.m.


Kennedy Middle 52, LBC 6


Jordyn Williams and Maci Hutto both scored 10 points to lead Kennedy (6-2) to a win.


Mead Hall MS 42,


Cambridge Academy 12


The Lady Panthers continued their undefeated season Monday with a decisive victory over Cambridge Academy. Faith Kneece led the team in scoring with 17 points.